Jenna Freedman is a zinester and librarian from New York City, N.Y., U.S.
She writes the zine Lower East Side Librarian and founded the zine collection at the Barnard College Library, where she is the Associate Director of Communications and Zine Librarian (having worked there since 2003).
Freedman is also a founding member of the Zine Librarians Yahoo Group and of Radical Reference. She writes and speaks frequently for trade and scholarly publications, as well as library and academic conferences about zines. She also founded and edited the quarterly Zine Reviews column in Library Journal, which ran from 2008-2012.
As well as writing Lower East Side Librarian, Freedman has occasionally contributed to other people's zines - notably those created by her close friend, and fellow alumna of the University of South Florida's Library & Information Science graduate program, Celia Perez.
They, along with Debbie Rasmussen and John Alexander Stevens, participated in the Orderly Disorder: Zine Librarians in Circulation tour in the Fly Away Zine Mobile in the summer of 2011.
Her one-off zines include a zine tour zine, a compilation zine by librarians and archivists about menstruation and limited distribution zines from her wedding, friends' baby showers and a 12-hour zine challenge zine.
- Unprecedented: Covid-19, March 2020-present
- Before I Forget, 2017-present
- Bad Bad Leroy Brown Is Bad, 2018
- Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out and Reading Log, annual, 2001-2016
- An Hour Ago, An Hour from Now, split zine with Celia Perez, May 2015
- The Authority of Doctor Who, April 2015
- Are You There God, It's Me, Menopause, co-edited with Kate Haas, 2014
- BiblioTechA: Haiti Solidarity Trip Zine Report Back, co-edited with Eric Goldhagen and Melissa Morrone, 2014
- Lower East Side Librarian Is Kale Enhanced, July 2013
- Lower East Side Librarian & Friends Menstruate: Librarians and Archvists Keep the Information Flowing, compilation zine, 2012
- Lower East Side Librarian Special Zine Tour Edition, September 2011
- Irregular Periodical
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